All individuals who drive in the U.S. must have a valid Alabama state license or international license. J Exchange Visitors are eligible to use a valid license from your home state or country and are NOT required to have an Alabama driver’s license. H1B and TN sponsored employees are allowed 30 days to continue to use a valid driver’s license from another state or country prior to obtaining an Alabama Driver’s License. A link to the Alabama Department of Public Safety website and the steps to apply for an Alabama Driver’s License are listed below.
The Driver's License Test Center is located at 1115-A Church Street, Huntsville, AL 35801.
You will need to bring:
- DS-2019, I-797 notice of approval for H1B
- H1B and TN employees should also bring a copy of the UAH employment offer letter
- I-94 card
- Social Security card or Social Security non-eligibility letter (in the case of dependents)
- 2nd picture ID; UAH Charger Card (employee ID card)
All applicants must pay $5 for the test and $23 for the ID card to be issued. Cash only! More information can be located on the Alabama Department of Public Safety Drivers License Division websiite.
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